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Took the inner right CV joint apart to reboot it - and I forgot to mark the position. So, my question is: is that done to put it back together the way the parts have "worn in"? Or do the inner and outer have to line up a certain way for the shaft to be balanced?

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Wally
 

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I'm interested in the answer to this as well. I've seen posts in the DIY section where people did not mark and don't report a problem, so I guess it's the "worn in" reason to mark, but that it might not make much of a different.

I'll keep monitoring this as I'll be doing the reboot soon myself.

Tom
 

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PS other than marking, and tips on the rebooting?
 

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If you scrutinize the wear marks of the parts, can you tell the way it was originally assembled?
Many times, just by investigating the wear marks, one can tell just which way the parts were assembled.

I have done it a number of times with things from washing machine total overhauls to guns that have been taken down by the owner, then they couldn't figure out just how the gun went together!

It takes some time to do, but most times, you can figure it out by logic!
 
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